Titanium dioxide/ silicon oxycarbide hybrid polymer derived ceramic as high energy & power lithium ion battery anode material

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dc.contributor.author Pahwa, Saksham
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-15T21:48:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-15T21:48:35Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/20593
dc.description.abstract Energy has always been one of the most important factors in any type of human or industrial endeavor. Clean energy and alternative energy sources are slowly but steadily replacing fossil fuels, the over-dependence on which have led to many environmental and economic troubles over the past century. The main challenge that needs to be addressed in switching to clean energy is storing it for use in the electrical grid and transportation systems. Lithium ion batteries are currently one of the most promising energy storage devices and tremendous amount of research is being done in high capacity anode and cathode materials, and better electrolytes and battery packs as well, leading to overall high efficiency and capacity energy storage systems. Polymer derived ceramics (PDCs) are a special class of ceramics, usually used in high temperature applications, but some silicon based PDCs have demonstrated good electrochemical properties in lithium ion batteries. The goal of this research is to explore a special hybrid ceramic of titanium dioxide (TiO₂) and silicon oxy carbide (SiOC) ceramic derived from 1,3,5,7 -- tetravinyl -- 1,3,5,7 -- tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane (TTCS) polymer for use in lithium ion batteries and investigate the source of its properties which might make the ceramic particularly useful in some highly specialized energy storage applications. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Lithium ion batteries en_US
dc.subject Automobile batteries en_US
dc.subject Polymer derived ceramics en_US
dc.subject Silicon oxy carbide en_US
dc.subject Titanium di oxide nanoparticles en_US
dc.subject Battery anode materials en_US
dc.title Titanium dioxide/ silicon oxycarbide hybrid polymer derived ceramic as high energy & power lithium ion battery anode material en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering en_US
dc.description.advisor Kevin B. Lease en_US
dc.description.advisor Gurpreet Singh en_US
dc.subject.umi Materials Science (0794) en_US
dc.subject.umi Mechanical Engineering (0548) en_US
dc.subject.umi Nanotechnology (0652) en_US
dc.date.published 2016 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US

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